Timothy P Naill

Timothy P. Naill

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As a shareholder in Reinhart’s Intellectual Property Practice, Timothy Naill collaborates with inventors and engineers to protect their ideas, inventions and brands through patents and trademarks.

He’s a committed legal partner from start to finish, navigating every aspect of the complex process through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Tim is dependable and deadline-oriented, combining a warm personality with an unwavering commitment to pursuing his clients’ goals. He enjoys the constant intellectual challenge of patent and trademark law and maintaining long-term relationships with clients who become friends.

Tim’s miliary background as a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer has shaped his practice, inspiring strong ideals and a willingness to stand up for them. He experienced deployments at sea as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Gas Turbine Main Propulsion Officer, and on the ground as an Operations Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan. Tim also graduated from the Defense Language Institute and served a two-year assignment with the Italian Navy – adding to the list of unique experiences that give him a global perspective few attorneys can match.

Tim maintains extensive legal contacts in Italy and collaborates across the European Union to assist his clients with patent and trademark issues both in the United States and abroad. He is a frequent speaker at Veteran’s Day events and enjoys learning about Italian history and culture.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • LL.M., with honors, John Marshall Law School
  • B.S., University of Illinois
  • Graduate of Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Languages

Italian

Matters

  • Patent application drafting and prosecution

  • Trademark application drafting and prosecution

  • A decade of Administrative Law trial experience

  • Skilled in deposition practice, Illinois Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure

  • Appellate court briefing and oral argument

Honors & Affiliations

  • Winnebago County Bar Association

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (First Gulf War and Afghanistan)

  • American Legion

  • Knights of Columbus

News & Insights

Presentations

  • "What Every Lawyer Should Know About Intellectual Property," Winnebago County Bar Association (November 8, 2017)

Publications